|Full name||Siġġiewi Football Club|
|Founded||1945, as Siġġiewi United F.C.|
|Ground||Siġġiewi Sports Complex, Siġġiewi|
|Coach||Interim coach - Ryan Micallef|
|League||National Amateur League|
|2021–22||National Amateur League, Group A, 7th|
The first football team in Siggiewi was formed in 1945 by a group of amateurs, who used to play casual football in a field at Ta' Kandja. Reggie Pace, Ninu Mallia and Freddie Curmi were the main promoters of the game. Mr Emilio Camilleri, who had settled in the village during the war period and was an influential person within the circles of the Malta Football Association, helped the team to be admitted in the third division of the Maltese Football League for the 1946–47 season.
Siġġiewi's first ever match was a friendly match against Pioneer Corps in 1944. Siġġiewi won the match two-nil. Siġġiewi made their competitive debut on 11 November 1945 in a match valid for the Anglo Maltese Minors Cup. Siġġiewi, who back then used to play in red shirts and white shorts, faced Vittoriosa Rovers and lost heavily by the score of five-nil. Almost a year later, specifically on 13 October 1946, Siġġiewi debuted in the Maltese third division under the name Siġġiewi United. Siġġiewi faced Sliema Amateurs and the latter scored three goals without reply from Siġġiewi. Siġġiewi United participated in the 1947–48 season, which ultimately was the last time the team played under that name. Indeed, after sitting out the 1948–49 season, Siġġiewi participated in the 1949–50 season, however this time under the current name of Siġġiewi F.C.
The team continued to play in the Third Division for many years until, in 1970–71, they won one of the sections of the Third Division for the first time and were promoted to the Second Division. They won the Third Division again in 1973–74 and 1989–90. In the 1996–97 season, Siggiewi FC were promoted for the first time to the First Division, the second tier of the Maltese football league system. Siġġiewi plied their trade in the First Division for just two seasons, as they reverted to the lower divisions after 1998–99, where they have remained ever since.
Mr Karmenu Vassallo was the first president of the club, and he retained the post for the next eight consecutive years. Mr Nicholas Pace was chosen as the first secretary. Thereafter, these postes were held by several other persons. For instance, Gozitan-born Mr Anthony Buttigieg, served as president for 23 years and in 1987 he was nominated honorary president for life. Mr Reggie Pace and the well-known sports personality Mr John Debattista, both occupied the post of secretary for many years.
Siġġiewi Sports Complex edit
As part of the MFA programme of assisting member clubs and affiliated associations to improve their facilities, the association's President Norman Darmanin Demajo inaugurated a synthetic pitch at Siġġiewi which will serve the locality's footballers, including the youths and youngsters in the nursery, in their development. The synthetic pitch was inaugurated during the 2010/2011 season.
Present for the ceremony were Siġġiewi F.C President and Committee, Robert Musumeci (former mayor of Siġġiewi) and Clyde Puli (former parliamentary secretary for youth and sport).
Youth sector edit
Siġġiewi is also the mother club of its nursery, the Siġġiewi Football Club Youth Nursery. The youth nursery, caters for children aged between 5 and 16 years, was established in 1992 and is affiliated with the Malta Youth Football Association. The youth nursery participates in the under-15 league organised by the Malta Youth FA.
- As of 27 August 2021
Senior squad 2021–2022 edit
Note: The same squad number may be used by more than one player. If that is the case, the last player who have used the number is assigned with it.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Club officials and coaching staff edit
Club officials edit
Coaching staff edit
- Maltese Third Division: 1970–71, 1973–74, 1989–90
Club statistics and records edit
League and cup history edit
Player statistics – most appearances edit
Updated as at 1 April 2018.
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